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  1. Court gives temporary relief to Gupta-owned companies

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    IT IS business as usual for 20 Gupta-owned businesses after the high court in Pretoria issued an interim interdict against the Bank of Baroda that it may not close their bank accounts at this stage. The court granted a temporary reprieve to the Oakbay group of companies, pending an application to be launched by the compa... See full details

  2. Mbalula tells station to prove Dubai trip perk

    Date: 10 Oct 2017
    POLICE Minister Fikile Mbalula remained defiant amid reports that his family’s holiday to Dubai late last year, paid for by a service provider to the South African Olympic team, was a conflict of interest. This as opposition parties piled on the pressure, urging Mbalula to come clean and threatening to ask Public P... See full details

  3. Home affairs’ suspended Apleni flagged potentially ‘irregular’ R145m expenditure

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    The auditor-general could not immediately declare the R145m irregular, as it was still under investigation. Mkuseni Apleni, the home affairs director-general placed on precautionary suspension, flagged R145 million spent on security services by the department as potentially irregular expenditure. The Business Day reports tha... See full details

  4. Mbalula in R680k Dubai trip scandal

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    The police minister was quoted as saying: ‘Maybe Guptas (sic) paid for it,’ when asked to explain where payments for his trip came from. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has found his name trending again after Eyewitness News published a report saying a sporting goods supplier allegedly paid at least R300 000, possibly as ... See full details

  5. Gupta accounts to stay open

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    Bank of Baroda has been ordered to keep the bank accounts of 20 Gupta-linked companies open and operational in the same manner as before.The Gupta companies have obtained an interim order allowing their bank accounts with the Bank of Baroda (BoB) to stay open pending further legal action. Judge Tati Makgoka ordered BoB to keep the bank accounts of 20 Gupta-linked companies open an... See full details

  6. Gardener wins claim after being arrested for ‘looking like’ housebreaker

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    The man was arrested in October 2013 without a warrant and spent more than three months behind bars after the police added a rape charge. A Soweto gardener, who was unlawfully arrested and detained for 13 days in a filthy police cell after a group of men told police he looked like a housebreaker, has been awarded R350 000 damages.</... See full details

  7. Timol verdict likely to leave many questions unanswered

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    Medical evidence strongly suggest that Timol had been tortured before his fall and would not have been able to jump out of the window by himself. Judgment in the reopened inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in police custody 46 years ago, due to be given on Thursday, is likely to leave many questions unansw... See full details

  8. RED ANTS TERROR

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    Eviction force accused of death and brutality THE notorious Red Ants are embroiled in allegations of a reign of terror allegations following the brutal killing of two men in Lenasia and one in Midvaal last month during forced evictions and protests. A number of people have since come forward and told The Star of their own ordeal al... See full details

  9. Testing station court case

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    THE 57-YEAR-OLD owner of a private vehicle testing station was due to appear in a Roodepoort court this morning on charges of fraud and corruption. This follows his arrest for issuing a roadworthy certificate last month for an unroadworthy vehicle, which was later impounded by Free State traffic authorities. Members of t... See full details

  10. MEC slams guards’ assault of mom

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    GAUTENG MEC for Community Safety Sizakele NkosiMalobane yesterday promised tough action against Shoprite security guards who assaulted a mother in front of her threeyear-old daughter in Cosmo City at the weekend Nkosi-Malobane was accompanied by senior officials from the SAPS when she marched to Shoprite USave in Cosmo C... See full details

  11. ‘Rogue unit’ auditor served with hearing papers

    Date: 09 Oct 2017
    THE regulatory body investigating KPMG&rsquo;s role in the Gupta state capture allegations is now gunning for an auditor at the centre of the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service. Yesterday, the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (Irba) told Independent Media that Johan van der Walt was served with a notice of disciplinary against him on Friday. Irba c... See full details

  12. O’Sullivan case postponed

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    He faces charges of fraud, intimidation, extortion and conspiracy. Private investigator Paul O&rsquo;Sullivan, who is facing several charges, appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate&rsquo;s Court yesterday. The case was postponed to November 8. He was appearing alongside his assistant and co-accused, attorney Sarah-Jane ... See full details

  13. Khulubuse Zuma says he’s still in SA, but ‘broke’

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    Earlier this week, trade union Solidarity claimed he was granted residency in the United Aarab Emirates. President Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s nephew Khulubuse Zuma is apparently so broke he can&rsquo;t afford to oppose a bid to sequestrate him and has denied living in the lap of luxury in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as trade union Solid... See full details

  14. Mathews Phosa unfazed by a bomb scare at his Mpumalanga law office

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    Police confirmed that no bomb was found at the local law firm Du Toit-Smuts & Partners. &ldquo;As a former commander I am not intimidated. I will intensify my campaign in that province [Mpumalanga]. There won&rsquo;t be a no-go area for me and my teams,&rdquo; is how ANC presidential hopeful Dr Mathews Phosa reacted to Friday&rs... See full details

  15. WIFE’S 370M DEATH DIVE

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    Hubby &lsquo;sabotaged&rsquo; parachute in murder bid ASOUTH African man whose wife narrowly escaped death after spiralling to the ground is facing trial for allegedly sabotaging her parachute. The Winchester Crown Court in the UK heard this week that Victoria Cilliers miraculously survived a 370-metre parachut... See full details

  16. Sarb denies telling other banks to continue business with KPMG

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    THE SOUTH African Reserve Bank has denied it ordered banks in the country to continue doing business with KPMG despite the Gupta and Sars scandals that have rocked the auditing firm. The denial by the Sarb comes after another company cut ties with KPMG yesterday over the scandals. Consumer g roup AVI dropped KPMG... See full details

  17. Krejcir wins prison conditions appeal

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    A UNISA law degree on the agenda for Czech fugitive RADOVAN Krejcir has been given access to visitors, i mmediate medical treatment, privileged consultations with his lawyers, exercise and the opportunity to apply to study law next year. The drastic improvement in the Czech fugitive&rsquo;s prison conditions ca... See full details

  18. Krejcir wins prison conditions appeal

    Date: 07 Oct 2017
    A UNISA law degree on the agenda for Czech fugitive RADOVAN Krejcir has been given access to visitors, i mmediate medical treatment, privileged consultations with his lawyers, exercise and the opportunity to apply to study law next year. The drastic improvement in the Czech fugitive&rsquo;s prison conditions ca... See full details

  19. Hitman to remain in jail while wife who organised husband’s murder walks free

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    The man pleaded guilty to the murder and admitted he was offered R10 000 by the deceased&rsquo;s wife to kill him.A contract killer, who stabbed a man to death after his victim&rsquo;s wife promised to pay him R10 000, will remain in jail while the woman who orchestrated the murder is still free. A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria dismissed the appeal of contract killer Le... See full details

  20. Protect the PIC – Cyril (Part 1)

    Date: 06 Oct 2017
    Deputy president warns on pensions Tide turning against state capture Charges laid against Eskom bosses DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday became the first high-ranking government official to confirm fears of a possible calculated plot to capture the Publi... See full details

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